Verb: express ik'spres or ek'spres
Adjective: express ik'spres or ek'spres
- Give expression to
"She expressed her disappointment";
- show, evince
- Articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise
"She expressed her anger";
- verbalize, verbalise [Brit], utter, give tongue to
- Serve as a means for expressing something
"The painting of Mary expresses motherly love";
- carry, convey
- Indicate through a symbol, formula, etc.
"Can you express this distance in kilometres?";
- Manifest the effects of (a gene or genetic trait)
"Many of the laboratory animals express the trait"
- Obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action
"Italians express coffee rather than filter it";
- press out, extract
- Send by rapid transport or special messenger service
"She expressed the letter to Florida"
Adverb: express ik'spres or ek'spres
- Not tacit or implied
"her express wish"
- Without unnecessary stops
"an express train"; "an express shipment"
Noun: express ik'spres or ek'spres
- By express
"please send the letter express"
- Mail that is distributed by a rapid and efficient system
- express mail
- Public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops
"he caught the express to New York";
- Rapid transport of goods
- expressage [US]
Derived forms: expresses, expressing, expressed
See also: explicit, expressed, fast
Type of: acquire, actualise [Brit], actualize, communicate, convey, denote, get, intercommunicate, mail, post [Brit], public transport, realise [Brit], realize, refer, send, shipping, substantiate, transport, transportation